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Peggy Parish

Margaret Cecile "Peggy" Parish was an American writer known best for the children's book series and fictional character Amelia Bedelia. Parish was born in Manning, South Carolina to a poor family, attended the University of South Carolina, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She worked as a teacher in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and in New York. She taught at the Dalton School in Manhattan for 15 years and published her first children's book while teaching... Read More

BornMargaret Cecile Parish
July 14, 1927
Manning, South Carolina
DiedNovember 19, 1988 (aged 61)
Clarendon County, South Carolina
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